The Yarkon park is one of the secrets of Tel Aviv, kilometers of well maintained trails, river views and full of pretty places to stop. It’s a “green oasis” that provides a refreshing and welcoming break from the hustle and bustle of this dynamic city.
Here’s some historical background about the park: plans for the park began in 1969. Four years later, it was opened and was officially named Ganei Yehoshua in honor of Yeshohua Rabinovich (1912 – 1979) who served as a government minister and mayor of Tel Aviv from 1969 to 1974.
The park has six gardens:
- Gan HaBanim (Fallen Soldiers Memorial Garden)
- Gan Nifga’ei HaTeror (Terror Victims Memorial Garden)
- Gan HaSlaim (Rock Garden) – one of the biggest rock gardens in the world
- Gan HaKaktusim (Cacti Garden)
- HaGan HaGazum (Trimmed Garden)
- HaGan HaTropi (Tropi Garden)
Let’s take a look at some of the pictures of Yarkon Park: